Wheel Throwing

8 Mondays, June 6 - August 1 (no class 7/4)
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Instructor: Drew Darley from Round Trip Clayworks
Level: All

8 Tuesdays, June 7 - August 2 (no class 7/5)
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Instructor: Erika Novak from Round Trip Clayworks
Level: All

8 Wednesdays, June 8 - Aug 3 (no class 7/6)
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM or 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Instructor: Drew Darley from Round Trip Clayworks
Level 12 PM: All
Level 6:30 PM: Intermediate/Advanced

8 Thursdays, June 9 - August 4 (no class 7/7)
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Instructor: Drew Darley from Round Trip Clayworks
Level: All

Location: Studio 2A
Tuition: $310 Non-Members / $280 Members includes glazes and firing
Materials fee for 25 lbs of stoneware clay payable to the instructor or with registration: $25
Minimum Age: 16

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Class Description

LIMITED TO 4 STUDENTS! Learn a variety of wheel throwing techniques to make both functional and decorative pieces. Beginner students will learn the fundamentals of throwing and working with clay on the wheel. More experienced students will be challenged with learning to throw more complex forms and vessels. Decorating, altering, and finishing techniques will also be taught.
Tuition includes the use of the ceramic studio during an active session. Reserve Time Slot in Ceramic Studio

Download materials list here
• Potter’s starter kit (they can be found at a Michael’s or any art and craft store)
• Medium size bucket
• Large sponge for clean-up
• Two large towels

Students should come prepared with nails cut and dress appropriately (meaning you’re going to get dirty).

About the Instructors

Drew Darley is a full-time potter who focuses almost exclusively on wheel-thrown vessels putting a strong emphasis on a clean refined form. Drew enjoys glaze chemistry and the science behind mixing and formulating his own glazes. His current focus is on crystalline glazes. While in college Drew studied ceramics and mathematics. He found connections between the two disciplines regarding glaze calculation and form, which allows him to constantly push the materials to the limit. Visit Drew's website.

Erika Novak is a ceramic artist who focuses on wheel-thrown collections of pottery both functional and decorative. Her work includes a series of cups and mugs and vases, bottles, and hanging objects like lamps and planters. Erika pulls inspiration from patterns and textures found in Art deco architecture, early 20th-century design, as well as patterns found in American Southwestern textiles. After studying ceramics and art in college Erika now works as a full-time potter creating and selling her work at nationally ranked art fairs and showcases. Visit Erika's website.